[ISN] CIDG gets forensic hardware from US

From: InfoSec News (alerts@private)
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 00:28:17 PDT


By Thea Alberto

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection 
Group (cidg) received on Friday eight-million pesos' worth of computer 
forensic hardware and software from the United States Department of State 
Anti-terrorism Assistance Program.

US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney personally turned over the 
"highly sophisticated" equipment to PNP Director General Oscar Calderon, 
according to a press statement.

The donation consists of forensic towers, mobile forensic laptops, cell 
and PDA seizure software, sim card seizure and image master software, 
among others, said the statement.

The gadgets are designed to help investigators decipher, collect and 
transport data from one computer to another, it added.

Director Jesus Verzosa, CIDG chief, said the donation is the second 
initiative of the US State Department to help the PNP fight cyber 

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